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In Search Of A Good Wide Angle Zoom!  
User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 687 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

Wanted to get some info from personal use, of which wide angle zooms are giving everyone the best results. I'm using a digi SLR so I really want to go around 15mm-80mm. Of course that probably won't be possible but somewhere in that range. I'm mainly concerned at the wider end........also I don't have unlimited funds!!! Basically I need a good lens that I won't have to replace after a year of use! Looking for your suggestions!

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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5515 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

Canon Zoom Super Wide Angle EF 17-40mm f/4L USM $655

Canon Zoom Super Wide Angle EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $599

Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM $310

I have the 28-105mm which is around $80 cheaper, great little lens to have....but probably not wide enough for you. I went for the Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8. Primarily because I was on a budget and I got it for $300, works well for me though.

Sigma Zoom Super Wide Angle 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 EX DG Aspherical HSM $489

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9786 posts, RR: 65
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

I shoot Nikon, and have great results with both the Nikon 12-24 and the Sigma 15-30. The Nikon costs about twice the Sigma ($1000 US).

User currently offlineLyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3776 times:

It would help if you told us what sort of body you're using, else the recommendations may not be appropriate.

User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 687 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3745 times:

Lyzzard.................10D body. The main uses would be close ramp type shots, i.e. where you have unlimited access to the subject. BUT, I also need one that could be used on close-in approach shot situations!! I just want to make sure all bases are covered!!(well, as well as they can be!!)
Thanks all who have replied!

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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3783 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 days ago) and read 3726 times:

You say you need a super wide lens and a telezoom lens, which is not available as a single lens so far, as far as my knowledge goes...

Altough a bit expensive, I think you would cover both criterias perfectly with a Canon 16-35 and a Canon 35-350...


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User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

The Canon ED 17-40 is an awesome lens. It's more than i thought it would be performancewise.

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